Young Carers

 

 

 

Young Carers Awareness Day 2020 | Carers Trust

 

 

About Young Carers | Mwy am ofalwyr ifanc 

A young carer is someone aged 25 and under who cares for a friend or family member who, due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction, cannot cope without their support. Older young carers are also known as young adult carers and they may have different support needs to younger carers.

Gofalydd ifanc yw rhywun 25 oed neu iau sy’n gofalu am ffrind neu aelod o’r teulu na all, oherwydd salwch, anabledd, problem iechyd meddwl neu gorddibyniaeth, ymdopi heb eu cefnogaeth. Mae gofalwyr ifanc hŷn hefyd yn cael eu galw’n oedolion ifanc sy’n ofalwyr ac efallai bod ganddyn nhw anghenion cymorth gwahanol i ofalwyr iau.

 

What might a young carer do?

  • Practical tasks, like cooking, housework and shopping.
  • Physical care, such as helping someone out of bed.
  • Emotional support, including talking to someone who is distressed.
  • Personal care, such as helping someone dress.
  • Managing the family budget and collecting prescriptions.
  • Helping to give medicine.
  • Helping someone communicate.
  • Looking after brothers and sisters.

 

Beth allai gofalydd ifanc ei wneud?

  • Tasgau ymarferol, fel coginio, gwaith tŷ a siopa.
  • Gofal corfforol, fel helpu rhywun i godi o’r gwely.
  • Cefnogaeth emosiynol, gan gynnwys siarad â rhywun sy’n teimlo’n ddiflas.
  • Gofal personol, fel helpu rhywun i wisgo.
  • Rheoli cyllideb y teulu a chasglu rhagnodiadau.
  • Helpu rhoi meddyginiaeth.
  • Helpu rhywun i gyfathrebu.
  • Gofalu am frodyr a chwiorydd.

 

How many young carers are there?

  • The 2011 Census identified 177,918 young carers in England and Wales. One in eight of those were aged under eight.
  • Scottish Government recognises that there are at least 29,000 young carers in Scotland.
  • This is widely believed to be the tip of the iceberg, with some estimates suggesting that as many as one in five schoolchildren are young carers (University of Nottingham 2018), with this number increasing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Faint o ofalwyr ifanc sydd yna?

  • Dangosodd Cyfrifiad 2011 fod 177,918 o gofalwyr ifanc yng Nghymru a Lloegr. Roedd un o bob wyth ohonynt o dan wyth oed.
  • Mae Llywodraeth yr Alban yn cydnabod bod o leiaf 29,000 o ofalwyr ifanc yn yr Alban.
  • Y gred gyffredinol yw fod mwy i hyn nac a welir, ac mae rhai amcangyfrifon yn awgrymu fod cymaint ag un plentyn ysgol o bob pump yn ofalwyr ifanc  (Prifysgol Nottingham 2018), ac mae’r nifer hwn wedi cynyddu yn ystod pandemig COVID-19.

 

How to Access Support

Carers Information Leaflet

Children’s Society Website